In this good-night book that explains how a variety of animals go to sleep, the sun has set and the whole family has gone to bed, except for their dog, Conrad. Curious to find out if anyone else is awake, he wanders far and widethrough fields and forests, across lakes and oceansonly to find all creatures fast asleep. Conrad is wide-awake, although counting a herd of snoring sheep does make him drowsy! Is everyone asleep?
Marcellus Halls lush nighttime scenes glow with warmth in this playful bedtime story, which features a variety of land and sea creatures, and is narrated by a funny little goggle-eyed pug who will steal readers hearts.
Marcellus Hall (www.marcellushall.com) also illustrated Cybils Award finalist The Cow Loves Cookies (by Karma Wilson); Texas Bluebonnet Award winner City I Love and Full Moon and Star (both by Lee Bennett Hopkins); and Because I Am Your Daddy, Because You Are My Baby, and Because You Are My Teacher (all by Sherry North). Everyone Sleeps is the first childrens book that he has also written. His illustrations have appeared in The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Time, Parenting, and Nickelodeon Magazine. He has self-published several books of drawings and writings, including Hard Luck Stories and Legends of the Infinite City. He is also a musician, and his solo album The First Line was released in 2011. He lives in New York City.
“A dreamlike narrative. . . . Magical, ethereal tone. . . . Intriguing illustrations in ink, watercolor and gouache capture the mysterious tone of the world at night, with a wide variety of perspectives. . . . An inventive . . . look at the nighttime world of nature.” Kirkus Reviews